A Mighty Heart (2007)

“And kidnappers – their point is to terrorize people. But *I* am not terrorized, and *you* can’t be terrorized. ” – Mariane Pearl

Number of Times Seen – 1 (26 Apr 2017)

Brief Synopsis – Based on the true story of how the family and friends of kidnapped reporter Daniel Pearl dealt with his abduction by Muslim terrorists in 2002.

My Take on it – The story of Daniel Pearl’s abduction and the events that followed it are pretty well known around the world.

I really enjoyed the way that they chose to tell this story from the perspective of a loved one because it makes the story much more personal instead of just global.

I’ve never been a fan of Angelina Jolie’s work, but she is quite effectively powerful in this role.

They do a great job taking a global story and personalize it for us makes the story even more effective because it makes a news report into a personalized perspective on a very known event.

The subject matter is dealt with extremely tactfully and keeps things seeming as factual as possible.

Bottom Line – Great idea to follow the story of how a loved one deals with this kind of situation.  Generally, I’m not the biggest fan of Jolie but she gives quite a powerful performance here. The way they take a well known story and personalize it makes the film even more effective because it is no longer just a news report of an incident but rather a personal perspective on a known event.  Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Brad Pitt became inspired to capture Pearl’s memoir on screen when he saw her interview on CNN while the search for her husband was going on. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy


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